Interaction Between Nurse Informaticists and Other Specialists
Nature offers many examples of specialization and collaboration. Ant colonies and bee hives are but two examples of nature’s sophisticated organizations. Each thrives because their members specialize by tasks, divide labor, and collaborate to ensure food, safety, and general well-being of the colony or hive.
Of course, humans don’t fare too badly in this regard either. And healthcare is a great example. As specialists in the collection, access, and application of data, nurse informaticists collaborate with specialists on a regular basis to ensure that appropriate data is available to make decisions and take actions to ensure the general well-being of patients.
In this Discussion, you will reflect on your own observations of and/or experiences with informaticist collaboration. You will also propose strategies for how these collaborative experiences might be improved.
· Review the Resources and reflect on the evolution of nursing informatics from a science to a nursing specialty.
· Consider your experiences with nurse Informaticists or technology specialists within your healthcare organization.
(In my facility where I work, we do not have and EHR system we are a still a paper facility which can delay sending and receiving patient information from facilities)
Post a description of experiences or observations about how nurse informaticists and/or data or technology specialists interact with other professionals within your healthcare organization. Suggest at least one strategy on how these interactions might be improved. Be specific and provide examples. Then, explain the impact you believe the continued evolution of nursing informatics as a specialty and/or the continued emergence of new technologies might have on professional interactions.
(In my facility where I work, we do not have and EMR system we are a still a paper facility which can delay sending and receiving patient information from facilities) because of this antiquated system at my for-profit hospital patient care can suffer, secondary to not being able to retrieve, received or send information instantly. We usually must send email, scan document and make phone calls in order to best communicated patient care.
Consider talking about getting my facility getting a EMR system.